“My ‘hijack this brand-new MacBook via wi-fi and it’s yours to keep’ challenge to David Maynor and Jon Ellch has not yet been accepted, but I do have a few additional points to address,” John Gruber writes for Daring Fireball.
“Jim Thompson, whose own coverage of this issue I’ve linked to several times, has offered to contribute a second matching MacBook, should Maynor and Ellch succeed in my challenge. Not only does this double the size of the bounty, but it should also make it easier for Maynor and Ellch to split their winnings — it admittedly wouldn’t be much fun to split a single MacBook,” Gruber writes.
Gruber writes, “Dozens of DF readers have emailed offering to contribute money to pay for the MacBook if I lose this challenge. This is both generous and encouraging, and my sincere thanks go out to everyone who’s offered. But, for now, please hold on to your money. If I lose — a big ‘if’ in my opinion — I’ll set up a DropCash campaign for people to contribute to. But I issued this challenge fully willing to foot the entire bill, should I lose.”
“But I’m pretty certain it won’t come to that. In fact, I’m pretty certain I could up the ante to a gold-plated MacBook at this point,” Gruber writes.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Rainy Day” for the heads up.]
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